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THE HEAVIES 2017

HeavyTorque Issue Eleven: The Heavies 2017

THE RETURN OF THE GREAT AND THE GOOD

SEEMING IMPERVIOUS TO THE POLITICAL UPHEAVALS OF THE DAY, THE HEAVIES 2017 MOVED TO A BIGGER AND BETTER VENUE, THE PETERBOROUGH ARENA, ALREADY THE HOME TO TRUCKFEST, SO OUR RETURNING MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES, SALLY BOAZMAN, HAD NO TROUBLE FINDING HER WAY THERE.

PHOTOGRAPHY: JACK BOSKETT

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The third Heavies Awards on 24 March this year continued to show the diverse capability of the abnormal load movement industry, and the judges were especially impressed by the depth of professionalism, and detailed planning demonstrated by the entrants. A Champagne reception and the chance to network with the industry’s leading lights is priceless. For those with busy schedules the answer was obvious – “See you at The Heavies!”

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JOB OF THE YEAR: (CAT 1) VEHICLE AND LOAD UNDER 50 TONNES GVW

THE SHORTLIST

FINNIE HEAVY HAULAGE
which moved three extremely fragile loads of
aircraft simulator sections from
Manchester to Southampton.

LAWSONS HAULAGE
for a project to transport three large rail track panels from
Nottingham to Selby in Yorkshire.

WINNER: LAWSONS HAULAGE

The winning project involved moving 34-metre loads on a route that included a city centre and a small village. The operator’s experience in this sector showed through in its thorough planning, use of the right equipment and excellent execution.

In the Judges words:

“A great example of thorough planning and good execution”

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JOB OF THE YEAR: (CAT 2) VEHICLE AND LOAD UNDER 80 TONNES GVW

THE SHORTLIST

BUGLER TRANSPORT
for a complex 36-metre yacht move in Lee on Solent.

QUINTO
which moved two oversize loads over 400 miles for installing at a water treatment project.

SOMERSCALES
for delivering two filter units to a new Sheffield biomass plant on a just-in-time basis.

WINNER: BUGLER TRANSPORT

The winning project involved using skates to negotiate movements between buildings, then lifting the load onto a trailer with a tandem lift. The judges described it as a tremendous effort from a real specialist in this sector. Very well done to all at Bugler Transport, worthy winners in this category for the second year running.

In the Judges words:

“Well planned. Good co-operation between various parties. Repeat business secured as testament”

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It was a delight to attend this wonderful and fascinating event for the second consecutive year. Whilst memorable to sponsor and present an award on this outstanding night – full of heavy haulage pioneers.

We are looking forward to sponsoring this remarkable heavy transportation event again in 2019.

Eray Gül, Area Sales Manager, Kässbohrer

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JOB OF THE YEAR: (CAT 3) VEHICLE AND LOAD OVER 80 TONNES GVW

THE SHORTLIST

AYLWARD HH, WEST OF SCOTLAND HH & ALLY MACPHERSON SERVICES
for delivering 26 concrete beams from Ireland to the M8/M74 upgrade project near Glasgow.

FINNIE HEAVY HAULAGE
for successfully moving a 100-tonne scrap bailer from Glasgow to Bridgend.

SOMERSCALES
which delivered components of up to 65 tonnes in weight for the Sheffield Biomass plant.

WINNER: JOHN SOMERSCALES LTD

The winning job required the operator to arrange storage and handling, as well as transportation, to meet the client’s timetable.

The operator’s excellent planning resulted in significant savings to the customer.

Compliments should also go to the drivers.

The award was collected by John Somerscales, together with Ashley Smith, Jake Hodson and Alan Cross.

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JOB OF THE YEAR: (BE16/VR1)

THE SHORTLIST

ALE
which transported a 75-metre wind turbine blade for the Hull City of Culture celebrations.

ALLELYS GROUP
for transporting a 180-tonne transformer unit from Portugal to Fort Augustus, Scotland.

COLLETT & SONS LTD
which transported three wind turbines with 58.7m blades to Muirhall Wind Farm.

WINNER: ALLELYS GROUP

The judges described the winner as an extraordinary job that involved a high degree of interaction with other stakeholders, and the flexibility to find alternative solutions. The job encompassed detailed bridge and roadside surveys, including listed structures.

In the Judges words:

“Brings a whole new meaning to ‘you take the high road!’ Detailed bridge and roadside surveys paid dividends.”

The award, the company’s fourth in just two years, was collected by David Allely.

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Yet again it was another great evening. Making our industry and our people glitzy is quite an achievement!

A great charitable cause and an extremely well run event: thoroughly enjoyable.

David Allely, Director, Allelys Group

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PROJECT OF THE YEAR (HIGHLY COMMENDED)

THE SHORTLIST

ALE
for moving and lifting the jacket and topside of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm substation.

ALLELYS GROUP
for the multimodal transport of subsea towheads as part of a new oil field.

COLLETT & SONS LTD
which relocated nine 185-tonne transformers from Dartford, Kent to Drax Power Station.

JOHN SOMERSCALES LTD
for delivering all the components for Sheffield’s new biomass boiler on a just-in-time basis.

RYDAM UNIVERSAL LTD
which arranged the collection, storage and disposal of the entire Hewden crane fleet.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: ALE

In this category, the judges were looking for examples of projects that were remarkable in scale, complexity and ambition, and delivered successfully on time and on budget.

Highly Commended is a multi-faceted project that required an extensive range of specialist equipment and great know-how.

Two crawler cranes, four jacking towers and 22 axle lines of SPTs were used to roll-up and jack-up a 954-tonne load.

In the words of our Judge:

“With the use of their SPTs, SPMTs and the Mega Jack lift system, this was another successful example of ALE’s capabilities to complete enormous tasks: with the utmost safety and pride.”

Collecting the award on behalf of ALE were senior sales managers, Matthew Rushton and John Davis.

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PROJECT OF THE YEAR (WINNER)

THE SHORTLIST

ALE
for moving and lifting the jacket and topside of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm substation.

ALLELYS GROUP
for the multimodal transport of subsea towheads as part of a new oil field.

COLLETT & SONS LTD
which relocated nine 185-tonne transformers from Dartford, Kent to Drax Power Station.

JOHN SOMERSCALES LTD
for delivering all the components for Sheffield’s new biomass boiler on a just-in-time basis.

RYDAM UNIVERSAL LTD
which arranged the collection, storage and disposal of the entire Hewden crane fleet.

WINNER: RYDAM UNIVERSAL LTD

It is a unique project that required exceptional planning, liaison and operation in difficult circumstances.

As one judge said, this project took the meaning of a logistical nightmare “off the scale”, but the winning operator managed to carry it out exceptionally well.

In the Judges words:

“Where would you start to gather up all this valuable equipment? The meticulous organising of movement orders and permits alone must have been a real headache.

Congratulations to all involved in this fantastic project – recognised now as the world’s largest crane auction”

Collecting the award for this mammoth project were John, Jackie, Ryan and Adam Green from Rydam Universal Ltd.

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Rydam Universal Ltd were once again delighted to be part of the ‘The Heavies’ 2017 event – Even more so after receiving industry recognition amongst our peers, through the winning of ‘Project of the Year’ category.

Both the team and our guests had a fantastic night in the new venue, which looked amazing surrounded by a range of vehicles and trailers.

Congratulations to Andy, Vicky and the team!

The whole evening once again proved an excellent showcase for the industry and we look forward to “The Heavies 2019”!

John Green, Managing Director, Rydam Universal Ltd

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PILOT CAR/ESCORT OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

THE SHORTLIST

ALLY MACPHERSON SERVICES
which has succeeded in raising standards in the escort driving industry in just three years.

INTER COUNTY PILOT SERVICE
a customer-focused company that has turned its experience into a professional project management service.

LYMERS ASSIST LTD
a relatively new entrant into the industry that has already developed relationships with leading hauliers.

WINNER: ALLY MACPHERSON SERVICES LTD

This award was presented to the company or individual pilot car/escort operator which demonstrated tremendous all-round commitment to professionalism initiative and safety. Going above and beyond to raise escorting standards across the industry.

The winning company was founded on a vision to improve standards of escort drivers. It has embraced the City and Guilds qualification for escort drivers, to the extent that it is now an accredited training centre for the qualification.

In the words of our Judge: “A good, core-training ethos and his passion and professionalism shines through” A worthy winner indeed.

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OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

THE SHORTLIST

COLLETT & SONS LTD
a firm that combines almost 90 years of experience with a forward-looking approach.

METCALFE FARMS (HAULAGE) LTD
another traditional firm that invested heavily in both equipment and training last year.

LAWSONS HAULAGE
a classic family firm with 65 years’ experience, and the courage to embrace diverse operation.

WINNER: COLLETT & SONS LTD

The Operator of the Year has consistently raised the bar for the UK abnormal loads industry. Recent developments include expanding its Centre for Excellence, collaborating with a University to develop a bespoke computer system, and fund-raising for local charities.

In the words of our Judge:

“A very clear picture of an extremely professional, highly competent and innovative specialist heavy hauler. The company has responded well to changes in windfarm design, investing in equipment capable of handling longer turbine blades. The three jobs described in the submission also exemplify the company’s wide-ranging and demonstrable capabilities, especially on the Drax transformer project which required a fully-integrated road/sea movement with jacking/skidding. Collett is a top-flight specialist operator committed to constant improvement.”

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Since it’s beginning in 2015 The Heavies continues to go from strength to strength and the 2017 event was no exception. The Collett team once again had a fantastic evening surrounded by colleagues and industry professionals celebrating the brightest and best achievements in heavy transport logistics.

Collett were delighted to be awarded Operator of the Year, an amazing accolade to add to our awards cabinet.

The Heavies is an event’s must for the haulage industry and we eagerly await the next instalment!

David Collett, Managing Director, Collett & Sons Ltd

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EMPLOYEE/TEAM OF THE YEAR

THE SHORTLIST

COLLETT & SONS LTD
Andy Mullen and Nigel Thornton for their valuable work delivering City and Guilds escort driver/manager training.

AYLWARD HH, W.o.S HH & ALLY MACPHERSON SERVICES
who worked in conjunction to deliver 26 concrete beams for the M8/M74 upgrade.

METCALFE FARMS (HAULAGE) LTD
for the successful integration of a fleet of 17 STGO vehicles from an existing operator.

WINNER: AYLWARD HH, W.o.S HH & ALLY MACPHERSON SERVICES

The winner in this category epitomises teamwork: three companies working collaboratively to ensure a successful outcome to a challenging project.

They have demonstrated what can be achieved with good communication and planning, as well as the capabilities of all concerned.

In the Judges words: “Clearly shifting 26 43-metre beams over 200 miles safely, on time and within budget merits praise.

The effective co-ordination of the activities of the three firms clearly indicates the capabilities of all concerned”

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MOST SIGNIFICANT SAFETY INITIATIVE

THE SHORTLIST

HEAVY TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (HTA)
for introducing two City & Guilds qualifications for abnormal load escort drivers and managers.

ENERPAC HEAVY LIFTING TECHNOLOGY
for its JS Series Jack-up system, which hydraulically lifts and mechanically secures heavy loads.

MERCEDES-BENZ TRUCKS
for the Active Brake Assist 4 emergency braking assistant with pedestrian recognition.

WINNER: ENERPAC HEAVY LIFTING TECHNOLOGY

Enerpac has come up with a practical, cost effective, efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to a perennial issue for heavy load lifting. It eliminates many potentially unsafe practices by reducing operator interaction and the necessity for working at height.

In the Judges words: “I like this entry for a number of reasons – starting with the replacement of precious hardwood cribbing with steel boxes that offer greater resistance to side loads and thus more stability and safety. It also addresses working at height issues. The automated loading system of the boxes is also less labour intensive (and less manual handling) and offers greater control.

Being able to load it in a standard ISO container is attractive, as is its ‘modular” approach that allows an operator to tailor the amount of jacking to the height and weight requirements. The automated lifting procedure also looks fail-safe”

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Congratulations to all involved in the organisation of The Heavies 2017, which yet again proved to be another successful year recognising the hard work by all in the UK heavy haulage sector.

For ALE to be recognised for its launch of widening axle technology is a proud moment for all concerned in the project and underlines our commitment to leading the way in bringing innovative solutions to the market.

We look forward to participating in future events.

Matthew Rushton, Senior Sales Manager, ALE

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INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: END USER

THE SHORTLIST

ALE
for its widening trailers, which can be widened to 4.3 metres while loaded.

ENERPAC HEAVY LIFTING TECHNOLOGY
for its ETL600 Travel Gantry, which enables loads to be lifted without a crane.

WINNER: ALE

The judges were extremely enthusiastic about the winner in this category, describing it as “a truly innovative solution to a major problem with very heavy loads”, and “pushing the boundaries of 21st century heavy haulage”.

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INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: VEHICLE MANUFACTURER

THE SHORTLIST

MAN TRUCK & BUS
which has developed an “off the shelf” 6×4 heavy tractor capable of pulling 150 tonnes.

VOLVO TRUCKS
for the new I-Shift with crawler gears.

MERCEDES-BENZ TRUCKS
for the latest additions to its Active Brake Assist emergency braking assistant.

WINNER: VOLVO TRUCKS

The winner is a superb development of an existing system that delivers awesome high-end performance while leaving the driver free to concentrate on safety; and making it possible to use a truck for single prime mover operations up to 185 tonnes.

In the words of our Judges:

“The missing part of the I-shift story. Utilising the proven concept of ultra-low gearing, now married with superb electronic control”

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The Heavies 2017 proved to be yet another glittering success for the event organisers, Nimble Media and Volvo Trucks. To win the ‘Innovation of the Year – Vehicle Manufacturer’ was wonderful and further recognition for I-Shift with Crawler Gears and its unique and outstanding benefits for the heavy haulage sector. It was great to see so many high profile heavy haulage and crane operators in a social environment, discussing industry issues or just simply having fun.

The amazing atmosphere in Peterborough was superb as it’s not often you get to dine with so many great trucks in the room. It all proved that this event continues to go from strength to strength and we look forward to the next event in 2019.

John Comer, Head of Product Management, Volvo Trucks

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INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: TRAILER MEDIUM WEIGHT (3-5 AXLES)

THE SHORTLIST

DOLL
for the DOLLtronic electronic operating and control system, based on radio technology.

LAWSONS HAULAGE
for its tilting platform trailer.

TII GROUP
for the Scheuerle EuroAxle with patented single-wheel suspension.

WINNER: LAWSONS HAULAGE

The winning innovation is a clever, well-engineered product that will bring real benefit to customers. The company has made use of high quality components to create a brilliantly innovative solution that makes it far simpler to move wide loads.

In the words of our Judge:

“Novel use of proven technology in a new application, bringing real benefits to the customer”

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INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: TRAILER HEAVYWEIGHT (5+ AXLES)

THE SHORTLIST

BROSHUIS
for the SL2 semi-trailer, designed to be ‘the lowest trailer with the most ground clearance’.

TII GROUP
for the Scheuerle Trailer Power Assist.

FAYMONVILLE
for the PA-X low pendle axle for CombiMAX and MultiMAX low loaders.

WINNER: FAYMONVILLE

The winner is a refinement of an existing technology that gives customers a huge number of possible axle use combinations. Its combination of low loading height and high stroke provoked huge customer demand after its launch last year.

In the words of our Judge:

“Once again, further refinement to an existing range. Giving even greater results from a wide range of separate components: part of a very clever concept”

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An extra special awards event with a professional atmosphere. The Heavies provides a great opportunity to network with potential and existing customer, colleagues and even competitors.

It’s a very sociable evening with good food and great entertainment, richly rewarding our niche industry.

We look forward to being with you again in 2019.

Arnold Luxen, Sales Director, Faymonville AG

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THE HEAVIES HERO

The heavy and abnormal load industry would be nothing without its drivers and operational staff. For 2017, the HeavyTorque team added this brand new category to recognise the real super-heroes of the industry.

THE SHORTLIST

TOM BANKS, ALE

KEVIN BROOKES, ASCROFT TRANSPORT

GEOFF DAVIES, WESTERN COMMERCIAL

WINNER: KEVIN BROOKES

Kevin was presented with his award by Graham Hillman, The Heavies 2017 Judge and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. “He is a senior driver and is widely respected within the industry,” said Hillman.

“Our winner can regularly be found transporting mainly new Caterpillar machinery to the four corners of the UK in his Scania R730 6×4 tractor unit. He has a very wide interest in all things mechanical. A true gentleman with a high level of industry knowledge.”

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

WINNER: PETER SEARSON

Peter Searson is a true gentleman who, throughout his lifelong career, has taken his family company from humble beginnings and built it into one of the best-known and respected heavy haulage companies in the country.

As a haulier and engineer, his vision and ability to overcome difficulties are legendary within the industry and when suitable specialist heavy haulage equipment and trailers were not available to him he simply built his own. This included building high specification heavy haulage tractor units, which proved to be so successful that they were soon in demand from other hauliers. Alongside his UK transport company, he also built a large and successful transport operation in Saudi Arabia and made many friends in the Middle East. Despite his success, he has never lost touch with those around him and is a friend to anyone and everyone in the industry, be it company directors or drivers.

Peter Searson collected his award, supported by his wife, Jacqueline. Greeted by a standing ovation, the room was filled with respect and admiration for this great man.

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Many congratulations to Andy, Vicky and the HeavyTorque team who worked on the organisation of The Heavies 2017. The venue was absolutely perfect with an atmosphere to match.

It goes without saying that the awards were presented with accurate, ample content and true professionalism. What better way to spend a Friday evening than being surrounded by friends and colleagues of which many were recognised for their hard work and dedication within the heavy haulage sector.

A very big thank you to all concerned for a truly fantastic evening. May we wish you continued success for many years to come.

JP Searson, Chairman, Heanor Haulage Ltd

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Once again, another fantastic evening at The Heavies! The move to Peterborough Arena allowed for an increased turnout, adding to an already great atmosphere at this much-anticipated event.

Many well-deserved awards were presented during the evening, to both high achieving individuals and companies.

This marvellous evening, organised by Nimble Media (HeavyTorque), really set the tone for future events as the place to be for the abnormal load industry.

Chris Palmer & Ian Franklin Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations Limited

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It is with regret, that the HeavyTorque team have decided to take a stand based on an industry-wide ‘blind eye’ to the waste in the magazine and periodicals business.

HeavyTorque (#15, July 2018) was the final issue to grace the shop shelves, both on the High Street and across the travel network. As part of our onward strategy to adapt, HeavyTorque will now be distributed exclusively through controlled circulation and available through printed subscription.

Please note, this change will only affect newsstand purchasers. There will be no change for our loyal print subscribers.

Why the newsstand change? Quite simply, we can no longer (in good conscience) participate in a distribution programme that creates such an inherent waste of our precious natural resources – and money.

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